The district nursing team play a major role in the management of patients at home. Referrals may be accepted from GPs, fellow professionals, friends and relatives. Each patient's needs are assessed and their care/ treatment is planned accordingly and often delegate to other agencies.
The health visitors are nurses or midwives who work with all age groups. They offer appointments at home and in the surgery as necessary. Their particular role is in health education, assessing the development and health of babies and young children, behavioural problems, parenting and immunisations.
Community Midwife Tel 01483 464134 (Shere ward)
The midwife runs an antenatal clinic here on a Thursday and advises on all aspects of pregnancy, the delivery and the postnatal period.